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CBS
Nov 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
, cbs 5. >>> united nations ambassador susan rice has come under fire for her handling of the attacks in benghazi. now she is face to face with critics on capitol hill has she tries to win their support if she is nominated for secretary of state. cbs reporter danielle nottingham with what happened in that meeting. >> reporter: some gop lawmakers are still not satisfied with u.n. ambassador susan rice's explanation of what happened at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> reporter: senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte have been vocal critics of rice accusing the ambassador of misleading the public when she said five days after the deadly benghazi attack, there was no evidence it was preplanned. >> we're going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just say you don't know what happened. >> reporter: rice needs the senate support if president obama chooses her to be the next secretary of state. ambassador
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm PST
.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al qaeda was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, get intelligence, collect it give it over to analysts who review it and then they send it out and it kept evolving over the process. >> reporter: reporters were staked out for the general's arrival but he used underground hallways to make his way to the hearing room. petraeus stepped down last week after acknowledging he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. he didn't comment on the affair during his testimony to lawmakers. but he insisted it did not have any impact on his testimony. and even though he didn't get into specifics about the affair, petraeus did say he was sorry for the circumstances surrounding his resignation and this it had nothing to do with what happened in benghazi, libya. live on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, frank, back to you. >> thank you. >>> the conflict between israel and hamas-led gaza is e
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm PST
are also digging into the administration's public response. several are outraged u.n. ambassadors susan rice said five days after the attack it didn't appear to be preplanned. at his press conference wednesday, president obama defend rice saying she was acting on intelligence briefings she was given. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they have a problem with me. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell is testifying today. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed. the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she is scheduled to talk to lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> oil giant bp has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in u.s. history. $4.5billion for the
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
.s. consulate in benghazi. the president strongly defended susan rice his ambassador to the united nations. rice has come under fire for statements she made in the days immediately following the attacks that left four americans dead. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> senators mccain and graham have said they would block rice's nomination if she was named to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> the president was also asked about the scandal that took down america's top spy, mr. obama saying he has no evidence that the former cia director's extramarital affair impacted national security. cbs news reporter danielle nottingham has more now from the white house. >> reporter: at his first press conference in 8 months, president obama faced questions about the widening scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign. >> by his own assessment did not meet the sta
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